Thursday, November 25, 2010
The Story of Us!!
It's hard to believe it's been over 8 years since our hoomans have had dachshunds rule their lives! How on earth did they ever muddle thru life without us? Who would get them up at 5:00 a.m. every day? Who alerted them when it was time for snacks? Who kept the home safe from intruders? We cannot imagine their lives without us...it must'a been pretty darn boring!
Ok...so now about us! Even though our adoption stories are blogged about here, many posts back...it's always good to remind the hoomans how special & important we really are...so here we go!
Schatzi...well, let's just say...she's in the witness protection program & leave it at that! She came to us stinky, dirty & full of ear mites...a far cry from the diva princess she has turned into! A little, forlorned 4 mth old puppy with a skip in her gate & peed if you even spoke to her. But she is Mama's heart & soul...they are one..where Mama ends...Schatzi begins...they are attached at the hip. Schatzi is now 8 years old, but will always be Mama's baby!
Oskar..oh Lord...there is a book in the making about our precious pie-bald! Oskar came to run this house, adopted through Almost Home Dachshund Rescue, when he was two years old. His previous owner, rather than deal with his fear,aggression, guarding issues, decided it was best to take him to a vet and have him murdered. Thank dawg the vet refused to do it & placed a call to rescue...and within a few weeks Oskar made the long trek from NH to Maine...where he lept into the waiting arms of Mama & Dad. (hehehehe-if they only knew what awaited them when Oskar started to bare his teeth & bite everyone!) But that is all water under the bridge now & he has mellowed out.....he soon celebrates birthday #10 in December! He is Dad's bestest boy!!
And then there were three...Xena came into Canadian Dachshund Rescue with her Mom...their breeder took them back from their buyer & contacted rescue to take them in. Xena was 8 & her Mom was 10 years old at that time. From June til October they lived in a kennel outdoors!!! Can you believe that? Since the cold weather was coming, they needed a safe place to go...so CDR took them in & they were placed in foster care. Since CDR was informed they were a bonded pair, they were kept together...until it was discovered they truly weren't bonded. Xena's Mom went to a wonderful new home in Nova Scotia Xena came to "stay" with us until she was adopted.
Well, you see how well that worked out....she wormed her way into Mama's heart & within a few short weeks, she was adopted and here to stay.
Xena will be 13 years old in May & is the "Grande Dame" of the house!